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Integrative Therapies

Integrative therapies and services for whole patient care

Unite for HER is committed to providing wellness resources to those who have been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers, helping to enhance their health and comfort while they undergo medical treatment. We offer knowledge, hands-on education, and encouragement to patients, allowing them to feel both empowered and restored. This approach enables individuals to be renewed in body, mind and spirit, which is crucial for holistic healing.

Through your Unite for HER at HOME Wellness Program, you will receive up to $2,000 worth of integrative therapies and services free, without any out of pocket costs to you. This will allow you to create a personal care plan that speaks to you personally, helping you mitigate unwanted side effects and symptoms. These therapies and treatments, scientifically and research based, are proven to help support empower and restore you physically as well as emotionally, at a time when you are in much need. We look forward to having you as a part of our UFH community and will be by your side as you explore the many ways we can support you.

A November 2020 patient survey highlights the impact the Unite for HER Wellness Program has on those living with metastatic disease.

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of patients reported significant improvement in their side effects

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of patients agreed that Unite for HER made a positive impact on their quality of life during and/or after treatment

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of patients reported being able to eliminate or reduce at least one prescribed medication to manage side effects

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of patients reported a reduced level of stress

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has many benefits and has been very effective in easing breast cancer treatment symptoms. Headaches, fatigue, nausea, pain, vomiting, neuropathy, circulation, hot flashes and digestion can be greatly reduced and/or eliminated with acupuncture treatments.

Massage

Massage has been proven to improve circulation and help reduce fatigue for women with breast cancer. It is very important for your massage therapist to specialize in treating breast cancer patients to ensure they understand problems specific to the disease, such as lymphedema, and the effects of medical treatment.

Yoga

Women with cancer undergo extreme physical, mental, and emotional stress that can weaken the immune system. After yoga, patients have more energy, improved physical functioning, and quality of life.

Reiki

Reiki is a noninvasive practice that uses a light touch on – or holding hands just above – a person’s body to help promote balance and well-being. Studies have shown that Reiki induces relaxation, decreasing anxiety, stress and joint/muscle pain.

Nutrition

Many foods found in our grocery stores and organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, helping us to decrease the risk for disease. During cancer treatments, certain foods and ingredients such as sea salt, olive oil, lemon and Grade A Maple Syrup can help stimulate taste buds and remove the metallic taste, allowing you to stay nourished and thrive.

Professional Counseling

Women who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis and the treatments that follow often experience changes in their self-image and important relationships. It is not unusual to feel as if you are in a new and challenging reality. A professional counselor who is trained and experienced provides a safe, supportive, individual space for you to freely express feelings and brings an objective and trained approach to problems of emotional distress, sexual health, communicating with loved ones, and planning for a future.

Meditation

Women with cancer undergo extreme physical, mental, and emotional stress that can weaken the immune system. Meditation exercises help relieve anxiety, provide nausea relief, and alleviate insomnia.

Sexual Health

Learn how a professional counselor can help you navigate sexual health changes.

Learn More with HER Library

Find answers from directly from medical and wellness experts in our online video library. Explore topics like sexual health during treatment, how to navigate insurance and your career through treatment, clinical trials, and more.

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